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All-European Show and Shine
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Art Exhibit: Donald R. Buma
Art Exhibit: Joan Fetter
Art Exhibit: Justin Young
Art Exhibit: Mary Mancuso
Art Exhibit: Michael Flecky
Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale
Deck the Holidays
Easter Brunch
Easter Extravaganza
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
Floral Fusion: Illuminated
FREE Anniversary Celebration
FREE Labor Day Celebration
Garden Twilight
Gardens Gone Wild
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
Guild Spring Luncheon and Lecture
Historic Omaha Artifacts Trunk Show
Holiday Happening
Holiday Harmony
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Japanese Ambience Festival
Leashes at Lauritzen
LEGO® Brick Artists Expo
Loveland Garden Club Lecture
Members Poinsettia Show Preview Party
Mothers Day Brunch
National Poinsettia Day
Nature Connects: Art With LEGO® Bricks
Nebraska Wildflower Week
Omaha Gives!
Orchid Show
Patriotic Perches
Railroad Days
Rose Day
Sandhill Crane Migration Trip
Spring Flower Show
Spring into Spring
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Summer Solstice Lecture
Sunpu Chaya
Sweet Corn Festival
Tempo of Twilight
The Glass Art of Craig Mitchell Smith
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Valentine's Day Dinner
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Events and Exhibits

October 1 and 2, 2016
  
Japanese Ambience Festival
For an entire weekend, the garden grounds are alive with merriment as guests celebrate the joys of autumn and experience the Japanese culture first-hand.

October 1 through November 18, 2016
  
Fall Chrysanthemum Show
In honor of 50 years of friendship with Omaha's Sister City Shizuoka, Japan, this show features an array of brilliant blooms, unique design components, and gifts from the people of Shizuoka to the people of Omaha.

October 5 through 23
  
Lithuanian Folk Wood Sculpture Carving
This fall, Lauritzen Gardens will host a second live demonstration of Lithuanian wood sculpture carving as gifted and acclaimed folk artist and wood carver Aurimas Šimkus and his mentor Dalius Žymantus will be onsite carving new works as part of the Saulės Takas project.

Sunday, October 9, 2016
  
FREE Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate fifteen years of growth at Lauritzen Gardens with FREE admission! Escape the hustle and bustle of life, enjoy the everchanging natural beauty, and spend time in the colorful fall garden, for FREE!

Monday, October 10, 2016
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
An October date has been added by popular demand! Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesdays, April 5 through October 25, 2016
  
Walking Club
Get your morning exercise with a refreshing and rejuvenating walk through the garden.

September 28 through November 6, 2016
  
Art Exhibit: In The Presence Of Trees by Michael Flecky
A collection of black and white photographic pieces that highlight leaves and plants in their formal beauty.

Sunday, October 30, 2016
  
Ghoulish Garden Adventure
Dress in costume and trick-or-treat through the garden at various Halloween activity stations.

November 8 through December 31, 2016
  
Art Exhibit: Favorite Bouquets by Charlotte Mancuso
A collection of one-of-a-kind works inspired by the artist's fascination with flowers and the beauty of bouquets.

November 25 through January 4
  
Holiday Poinsettia Show
Be amazed by this spectacular floral display featuring a 20-foot-tall poinsettia tree, model trains and other nostalgic decorations.

Wednesday, November 30
  
Deck the Holidays: Mingle All The Way
Join the Lauritzen Gardens Guild for lunch and support the garden, as Julia Knight "dishes" on her vision, knowledge and tips for hosting a festive, fabulous and unforgettable holiday gathering.

Select Sundays during the Holiday Season
  
Holiday Harmony
Listen to live holiday music that enhances the ambience of the festive surroundings and makes for a joyous afternoon outing.

December 10 and 11, 2016
  
Holiday Happening
Share holiday wishes with Santa, engage in make-and-take activities with the family and enjoy the holiday cheer.

Monday, December 12, 2016
  
National Poinsettia Day
Celebrate this national holiday, commemorating this gorgeous holiday plant, while visiting the poinsettia show. The first 100 households receive a free poinsettia.

January 14 through May 15, 2017
  
Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Sean Kenney's third exhibit at Lauritzen Gardens features some fantastic NEW pieces, including a proud peacock, a giant dragonfly, and a not so itsy-bitsy spider, as well as a couple of old favorites. Inspired by nature and built from more than 450,000 LEGO® pieces, this indoor exhibit features 13 displays with larger-than-life sculptures that represent the web of incredible connections that sustain life on Earth.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  
Valentine's Day Dinner
Experience one of the most beautiful, exquisite Valentine’s Day dinners in Omaha, in the intimate surroundings of the visitor and education center.

2017 dates to be announced
  
Girls' Day: Japanese Doll Exhibit
In honor of the Japanese celebration of Hinamatsuri, also called Doll’s Day or Girls’ Day, discover a vast set of ornamental Imperial dolls, or hina-ningyo, representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period (A.D. 794 - 1185) on display.

2017 dates to be announced
  
Sandhill Crane Migration Bus Tour
Journey along the Platte River Valley and experience hundreds of thousands of beautiful Sandhill cranes in their majestic migration. This is a must-see tour where you will enjoy one of nature’s treasures, and is also a great chance for unique birding and photography opportunities.

Friday, March 17, 2017
  
St. Patrick's Day Lunch
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the greenest place in Omaha with a scrumptious lunch that's full of Irish spirit.

March 18 and 19, 2017
  
LEGO® Brick Artists Expo
Lauritzen Gardens and the Lincoln and Omaha LEGO® Users Group (LOLUG) are hosting an exposition of LEGO® brick creations made by some of the area’s most avid LEGO® enthusiasts.

March 25 and 26, 2017
  
Orchid Show
Don't miss the 2017 Greater Omaha Orchid Society’s 30th Annual Orchid Show and Sale (dates to be announced), Visitors will get the opportunity to see and prime specimens of these exotic plants up close and purchase a plant of their own.

Saturday, April 15, 2017
  
Easter Extravaganza
Don't miss this morning of fun with crafts, egg hunts and photos with the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 16, 2017
  
Easter Brunch
An annual tradition for many area families, enjoy a fabulous Easter brunch at the garden. To make reservations, call Merri at (402) 346-4002, ext. 201.

Friday, April 28, 2017
  
TREEmendous Arbor Day Celebration
Enjoy a variety of tree-themed educational activities designed for families to learn about a variety of tree topics. The first 100 households will receive a FREE tree seedling! In the spirit of Nebraska's homegrown holiday, children who dress like a tree will get in FREE!

Monday, May 1, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
  
Spring into Spring Plant Sale
A unique opportunity for the public to shop from an incredible variety of plants sold to benefit Lauritzen Gardens and a hand-picked selection of plants from area garden clubs and vendors.

Sunday, May 14, 2017
  
Mother's Day Brunch
Treat the special women in your life with a day of delicious food, botanical beauty and family togetherness.

Mondays and Tuesdays During the Summer Months
  
Garden Twilight
Visit the garden during the twilight hours for a relaxing way to end the summer days. Monday and Tuesday evenings from May 15 through September 5, 2017.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
  
Omaha Gives!
A community-wide event to show off Omaha's spirit of giving, raise awareness about local nonprofits and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make this city great. Anyone can participate and ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
  
Rose Day and Show
Join the Omaha Rose Society for their annual Rose Day and Show, to promote the culture and appreciation of the rose.

Monday, June 5, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.
Summer Solstice Lecture

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

2017 Dates TBD
  
Patriotic Perches
A collection of 51 handcrafted birdhouses that combines art, geography, horticulture and birding to educate visitors about state birds and flowers and how to attract wildlife to their garden space.

July 1 through 4, 2017
  
Fourth of July Weekend | Red, White and BLOOM!
The summer garden is BURSTING with color! Spend a bit of your holiday weekend with us- open Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Monday, July 3, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

July 15 and 16, 2017
  
Railroad Days
Celebrate all things train and track while visiting the model railroad garden.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
  
Tempo of Twilight
This outdoor concert series brings a spectacular lineup of local entertainment to the garden for a harmonious blend of music and nature.

Monday, August 7, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

2017 Dates TBD
  
Sweet Corn Festival
Indulge in all things sweet corn during this summer fun festival at Lauritzen Gardens.

Monday, September 4, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.

2017 Date TBD
  
All-European Show and Shine
See fine European cars and motorcycles staged against a lush background.

September 22 through 25, 2016
  
Antique & Garden Show
Entering its thirteenth year, the show brings a wide range of museum quality antiques, as well as renowned experts in antiques, gardening, art and design to Omaha.

Monday, October 2, 2017
  
Leashes at Lauritzen
Bring your canine friends to walk the grounds from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the great outdoors together.
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